This report presents a study of industries supplying materials to the automobile manufacturers. As the automobile industry restructures itself to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles, many of the industries that depend on the automobile will be forced to restructure themselves as well. The industries supplying steel, castings, aluminum, glass, plastics, and paint and their trends toward restructuring are covered in this report. The organization of this report reflects an automotive focus and special attention is paid to the impact of changing automotive requirements. At the same time, an effort has been made to recognize that each industry has its own unique dynamics and that automotive demand is only one factor influencing these dynamics.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gertler, J
    • Recka, E
    • Dewey, M
    • DiGregorio, R
    • Fava, N
  • Publication Date: 1981-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 277 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00346107
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-NHTSA-81-16 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-805-899
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1982 12:00AM